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Summary

On Sulphur Mountain overlooking Banff and the Vermillion Lakes. The cliff is in the shade due to it's NW facing exposure. There is currently only a handful of routes, but their quality are excellent.

Description

In between steep and face climbing, the beauty silver, blue and black streaked walls of Ravens is nothing short of stunning. The premier crag of Banff rivalling Acephale for quality of limestone.

Access issues

A large portion below Ravens is closed off to all people, due to wildlife. Please use only the entrance and exit trail.

Approach

Park at Cave and Basin's new car park (2015). Walk past the information centre, follow the over road up his slightly and walk right around the large Cave And Basin Mikarty barracks. Past the Cafe follow the small asphalt trail known as Sundance Canyon trail. 500ms past the Sundance Canyon map on the right, is a small trail on the left hand side with a large log across the entrance. Follow this trail for another 500ms then look for a Cairn. The trail to Ravens starts here in the left. 20-30minutes straight uphill from this trail. Stick to the path which has plenty of Cairns as to not disrupt the wildlife corridor. Approach is 2.5km's with 300m's elevation. 30-40mins from car to wall. Enjoy!

Where to stay

Banff town.

Ethic

Lots of Retrofitting and building currently underway. Be vigilante of new routes or building underway. The crag is slowly turning into all glue in's.

History

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The legend- Peter Arbics stomping grounds from the 90's, with most routes named after Edgar Allan Poe poems reiterating the gothic theme of the shady wall. The Prowl project looks to be a contender for one of the hardest 14's in the Valley. Respect the wildlife and leave draws on Projects.

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